Bucking the trend of male heroism, many slasher films have opted for “the Final Girl”: protagonists who are victims of murderous circumstances — who weren’t looking to fight for their lives but rather had the fight thrust upon them — but who survive nonetheless.
The Scarlett Johansson incident was hardly the first time a cisgender actor was criticized for taking a role many believe should have gone to a trans actor. In fact, a pattern of cisgender actors being cast as, and then inevitably critically acclaimed and rewarded for playing, transgender characters has emerged over the past few years.
Neither the #MeToo movement, nor the basic acknowledgment of a woman’s agency, decrees the death of romance. The refusal to let go of traditional courtship, however, illustrates not just Cavill’s, but many straight men’s, inability to accept the possibility, let alone reality, of a shift in the balance of power between men and women and their equation of that shift in balance with the “death” of dating.
Closure is one thing, but concocting an entire series based on the constant reminder — and, in the aforementioned case, physical destruction — of one’s past partner directly places this past relationship, and inherent to that, her past partner, as the cornerstone of Becca’s journey to find love is disempowering to Becca as a multidimensional person.
On May 10, Spotify announced it will essentially act as an omniscient curator of the music of two problematic (if not criminal) artists: R. Kelly and XXXTentacion. Both of the artists’ music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will no longer actively promote their work.
It's important for desginers' clothes to be seen, but it’s just as important for those who wear clothes to feel seen by designers. And currently, many aren’t: specifically, individuals with disabilities. One brand might change that.
Finally, audiences — many for the first time ever — get to see a complex black superhero supported by a majority black cast, who thrive in positions of royalty and power based on their society’s technological advancement, in an Afrocentric environment.
Men have only been surprised by #MeToo because they haven't been forced to confront the ways in which women’s lives are so frequently tinged with the feeling that they must defend themselves against men’s tendencies to sexualize them.
In the context of a market that has long failed to provide products for countless potential customers of color, Rihanna created products featuring myriad tones that embrace a diverse array of skin types.
“Is it a boy or a girl?” everyone asks immediately upon learning of a pregnancy or birth. It’s a question that dictates the name parents give their baby, determines the color they paint the nursery, and even catalyzes the shade of powder for a viral gender revealat babyshowers. But one Canadian family recently rejected this tradition..
It started as an innocent, clever, and creative tweet. A picture of Rihanna and Lupita Nyongâo sitting next to one another at a fashion show in 2014 was making its rounds on the Internet. The duo lo...
Over its 15 years on the air, The Bachelor franchise has had some of the most aggravatingly attractive, square jawed, toned, and tantalizing contestants a producer could dream of. Every season, a sea of white faces, usually decorated with an occasional pinch of color, descend upon the Bachelor Mansion to drunkenly vie for the immediate and undying attention of one beautifully sculpted white person. But now, for its 34th season (which starts tonight), the franchise has finally stemmed its wave of “caucasity” by casting its first black bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay.
Hernan Carvente was born into an unstable home environment, rife with alcohol and domestic abuse and devoid of any resources that could help him and his family escape these cycles of violence. Carvent...
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The film Get Out opens on a single shot that, just like the film as a whole, manages to brilliantly capitalize on horror tro...
Betsy DeVosâs appointment as the United States Secretary of Education is monumentally problematic. DeVos has no background in education: in fact, her appointment will be her first job held in the fi...
Those who bear the brunt of childbirth should not have their bodies continually and unreasonably regulated by those who will never have their ankles suspended in stirrups, nor their reproductive well-...